Persian Cress Organic Cress Seed
Productive, easy-to-grow greenery.
Airy, yet sturdy branches filled with tiny seed pods that resemble silvery-green coins. Grew faster and taller in our trials than Wrinkled Crinkled Cress, which is also used as a cut flower filler. We recommend multiple plantings about two weeks apart for continuous harvest. Persian Cress leaves are edible and have a mild, peppery flavor. Also makes a nice salad green. USDA Certified Organic.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow as soon as soil can be worked. Cover seeds with 1/4" soil. Thin when first true leaves appear. Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Sow into cell packs or larger containers. Harden off seedlings before transplanting outdoors. Support may be required.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 36-40".
PLANT SPACING: 2-6".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh - Harvest fresh stems or when seed pods have matured. Dried - Harvest when seed pods have matured and hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.
SCIENTIFIC NAMe: Lepidium sativum
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